I LOVE YOU Sign Language Sign

The Truth Behind the Sign

I read something incredibly amusing today about the “I Love You” sign language sign.

I read the “article” on a page called Signs of Satan. I am honestly thinking that whoever wrote this did it just for the attention. If that’s the case, I really hate giving them the satisfaction, but I just want to make sure that everyone knows that it is not true.

Signs of Satan says, and I quote, “If you think Miss Keller’s hand sign is just a coincidence, then you are truly gullible. If you were deaf, and wanted to develop a hand sign to tell someone that you love them, what would it be? A hand over the heart would be reasonable. There is no way that any reasonable person would develop the hand sign that Keller invented, paralleling an existing hand salute to Satan. The above photo is one of Ozzy Osbourne’s Rock-n-Roll album covers. It is abundantly clear to see that Keller’s hand sign praises the Devil.”

First of all, I don’t think Helen Keller invented the I LOVE YOU sign language sign. But it wouldn’t even matter if she did. The fact that she is thought to have been an occultist has no prevalence over what I’m about to show you.

If you are at all familiar with the alphabet in sign language, then you should know what I’m about to say…

Yes, there is a way that a reasonable person would develop this hand sign. I’ll put it simply for you:

I Love You Sign Language

I Love You. Wow. Even I could have come up with that!

This sign…
i love you sign language

…is NOT to be confused with…

THIS sign.
i love you sign language

Yes, they are similar. But hey, one looks like devil horns, and one uses the first letters of “I Love You.” There’s only so much you can do with one hand!

Glad we got that one out of the way.

The American Sign Language I LOVE YOU sign has nothing to do with the devil.


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    Jake Samuel

    I would say that obviously the person who created this article did not read all the details about Helen Keller it states that she was into the occult you completely bypassed the information about this. Obviously our heavenly father knows what kind of sign is your gesturing to your loved oneseeing, however I do not want to confuse this and anyway with something satanic it’s best to avoid it completely.

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      Jake Samuel

      The satanic sign was developed years before Helen Keller came on the scene. The two symbols depicted are often used by the satanic movement weather the 1st or the 2nd it is still used to this very day and like I stated it’s best to avoid it completely.

  2. Sarah Brawner

    I actually ended up at the same site u talked about and was horrified. My kids, my husband and I have been doing this for years. None of us are deaf, it is a way to say I love you from far off. Like when they r driving away or whatever. I wa so scared and sad if we had been unknowingly giving the devil some weird recognition. Thank God. Ur post here makes me feel much better. Thank you.

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